Sentence shortened for attacks outside nightclub

The B.C. Court of Appeals has granted a man a one-year break on his sentence for attacking three people outside a downtown Prince George nightspot.

When he was sentenced July 31, 2014 for the Dec. 6, 2013 incident, Jason Dennis Townsend, 38, was sentenced to 36 months less credit for one year time served in custody prior to sentencing for a total of two years new time behind bars.

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In reaching the decision, the sentencing judge sentenced Townsend to concurrent terms of eight and 13-and-a-half months for his initial assaults against two people and then a consecutive term of 22-and-a-half months for attacking a man who tried to break up the melee.

Townsend appealed the term, contending they should all be concurrent.

But the three Appeals Court Justices who heard the case disagreed and upheld the sentencing judge's decision in that regard.

However, they applied the one-year credit for time served to the sentence for the third attack, lowering the total term from three years to two.

Townsend had actually spent 235 days in custody before sentencing but received one-and-half days credit for each day served, working out to 353 days.

Townsend must still serve two years probation once his jail term has finished.

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